8 Weeks Adult Ceramic Classes

“In a two years period, I’ve gone from taking a beginner class with zero experience to selling my first collection of ceramics at a holiday craft fair in Soho” – Signe Y.

8 Weeks Adult Ceramic Classes: October 29 – December 23, 2017

Online registration is available now for the next session running from October 29 to December 23. Gift certificates available – Monetary value of gift certificate is valid for 5 years.

Wheel Throwing – Hand Building – Tile – Sculpture

Classes in all levels of wheel throwing, hand building, decorating, sculpture, glazing, tile/mosaic are offered in our fully equipped studio. Classes cover wheel throwing and hand building techniques. The classes are kept small to allow for individualized attention and study within the group setting. We encourage mixed interest classes to provide students with a better understanding of the wide range of possibilities clay has to offer.

Please scroll down to see all our ceramic classes options, time and day schedule.

8 Weeks Tuition: $330, includes Glazes, 25 lbs bag of clay, and unlimited access to the studio 7 days/week during open studio hours – Open Studio Schedule.

“Thanks so much for the amazing 7 weeks of class and a special thanks to Jake! It was super inspiring being there. ” – Luis D.

“I’d like to tell you that Choplet is one of the nicest ceramic studios I’ve worked at. I remember lot’s of friendly people, a really nice way of teaching and a fantastic schedule with the open studio hours which I really miss! ” – Maria P.

All Levels Wheel and Hand Building

Learn to create pieces using either handbuilding, throwing or a combination of both that can be used for either functional or sculptural work. Surface decoration techniques demonstrated will include applied texture, colored slips and glaze application. You are encouraged to let your instructor know of any project you may have in mind and it will be used to feed the class demonstrations. This class is designed for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

Day Dates Time Instructor
Sunday Afternoon 10/29 – 12/17 12:00 – 2:00PM Damien Garcia
Sunday Afternoon 10/29 – 12/17 3:00 – 5:00PM Damien Garcia
Monday Morning 10/30 – 12/18 9:30 – 11:30AM Biata Roytburd
Monday Afternoon 10/30 – 12/18 4:30 – 6:30PM Biata Roytburd
Tuesday Afternoon 10/31 – 12/19 12:30 – 2:30PM Jaleh Fazel
Wednesday Morning 11/01 – 12/20 11:00AM – 1:00PM Biata Roytburd
Thursday Afternoon 11/02 – 12/21 1:30PM – 3:30PM Jaleh Fazel
Thursday Evening 11/02 – 12/21 7:00 – 9:00PM Damien Garcia
Friday Morning 11/03 – 12/22 10:00AM – 12:00PM Biata Roytburd
Friday Evening 11/03 – 12/22 7:00 – 9:00PM Jake Ziwich
Saturday Morning 11/04 – 12/23 9:00 – 11:00AM Larisa Daiga
Saturday Afternoon 11/04 – 12/23 12:00 – 2:00PM Larisa Daiga
Saturday Afternoon 11/04 – 12/23 12:30 – 2:30PM Dominic Sparano
Online Registration for Classes

Beginner & Intermediate Wheel and Hand Building

Learn to throw bowls, cylinders, vases and plates on the potter’s wheel as well as the fundamentals of handbuilding techniques such as slab, pinch, coil and extrusion fabrication. Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques will also be demonstrated. Satisfy your curiosity and experience a fun and thorough introduction to ceramics. We have just added 2 evening outdoor classes to our schedule. Please read all the specifics about this class in the Asterix below.

Day Dates Time Instructor
Sunday Morning 10/29 – 12/17 9:00 – 11:00AM Jory Shareff
Monday Evening 10/30 – 12/18 7:30 – 9:30PM Sabri Ben-Ashour
Tuesday Evening 10/31 – 12/19 7:00 – 9:00PM Bobby Croze
Wednesday Evening 11/01 – 12/20 7:00 – 9:00PM Jake Ziwich
Thursday Evening 11/02 – 12/21 7:30 – 9:30PM Larisa Daiga
Saturday Evening 11/04 – 12/23 5:00 – 7:00PM Michelle McLaughlin
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Intermediate & Advanced Wheel and Hand Building

Practice and Refine your throwing and handbuilding techniques and develop your personal style that will make your work unique and recognizable. You are encouraged to communicate to your instructor your personal project and set of goals. It can be as diverse as throwing on a larger scale, making well fitted lids or elegantly balanced bottles or incorporating alteration techniques in your handbuilding or wheel thrown work. The instructor will demonstrate more advanced in surface decoration and glazing.

Day Dates Time Instructor
Monday Evening 10/30 – 12/18 7:00 – 9:00PM Bobby Croze
Tuesday Evening 10/31 – 12/19 7:30 – 9:30PM Jaleh Fazel
Wednesday Evening 11/01 – 12/20 7:30 – 9:30PM Sabri Ben-Ashour
Online Registration for Classes

Registration: $90 non-refundable deposit is required to register and hold a spot in a class. $240 balance will be refunded for cancellation made in writing, no later than one week prior the first day of class of an eight weeks session.
Make-ups: Up to 2 missed classes can be made up during the same session if the student has given 24 hour prior notice he/she will miss a class. Make ups cannot be rescheduled. Please note, we can not guarantee a wheel will be available during your make up class. Plan to do hand building, surface decoration or glazing if that is the case.
Tools: Pottery tool kit is required and can be purchased for $15 at registration or on your first class.
Firing Fee: 4 cents/cubic inch covers bisque and glaze firing.
Note: All classes and open studio hours are subject to change or cancellation.